Province of Pisco
Archaeological rest of Colorado Inn
This urban center Inca is the best one conserved of the coast. The name of Colorado Inn comes from the union of the word quechua “Tampu” that it means to rest place and “the colored” Hispanic term due to the color of his walls.
Paracas National Reserve
Has as its center the Ballestas Islands, teeming with wildlife; and clear, blue waters; paradisiacal beaches; rocky peaks; rocks sculptured by the sea and the wind, all in a place where the sea meets the sand dunes of the desert. The reserve has an extension of 335,000 square meters, and is the only protected reserve in the country that includes the sea. Types of aquatic life to be seen here are seals (Otaria byronia et Arctocephalus australis), Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldt), the sea cat or chingungo (Lutra felina), dolphins and porpoises and more than 200 species of birds, both migratory as well as resident, such as the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) and flamingos or parihuanas (Phoenicopterus chilensis).
On this peninsula, on a sandy hillside, the enigmatic figure of the chandelier is found. This chandelier, with its trident form, belongs to pre-Inca cultures. It is yet to be determined its meaning. The best way to appreciate this figure is from a boat in a tour to Islas Ballestas. These boats normally offer rides to visit the Paracas Natural Reserve as well as the Islas Ballestas, which allow an excellent view of the Candelabro (Chandelier).